Jack Prelutsky

(8 September 1940 / Brooklyn, New York)

Last Night I Dreamed Of Chickens - Poem by Jack Prelutsky

Last night I dreamed of chickens,
there were chickens everywhere,
they were standing on my stomach,
they were nesting in my hair,
they were pecking at my pillow,
they were hopping on my head,
they were ruffling up their feathers
as they raced about my bed.

They were on the chairs and tables,
they were on the chandeliers,
they were roosting in the corners,
they were clucking in my ears,
there were chickens, chickens, chickens
for as far as I could see...
when I woke today, I noticed
there were eggs on top of me.


Comments about Last Night I Dreamed Of Chickens by Jack Prelutsky

  • (8/26/2019 10:33:00 PM)

    A wonderful dream relived in the form of a humorous poem. (Report)Reply

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  • Drtony Brahmin (8/26/2019 6:19:00 AM)

    for as far as I could see...
    when I woke today, I noticed
    there were eggs on top of me. i laughed to my core. wonderfullllllllllll again such an imaginative power. tony
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  • Mahtab Bangalee (7/1/2019 10:54:00 PM)

    so many chickens
    chicks there and here
    everywhere
    in lonely room
    a dream displaces these all
    cause dream comes with a numbness

    o all chicks; the reality
    comes round in awaken with eggs! ////////// great writings
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  • (6/30/2019 11:14:00 PM)

    A fantastic fantacy i, though in dream. A great pleasure to read. Well deserved modern poem of the Day. (Report)Reply

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  • Rajnish Manga (6/30/2019 10:52:00 PM)

    Hugely entertaining. What a beautiful imagery!
    Thanks.
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  • (6/30/2019 9:49:00 PM)

    Last night I dreamed of chickens,
    Chickens everywhere,
    When I woke up there eggs on top of me.

    A great wonderful delightful poem by the great poet
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  • Banamala Sen (6/30/2019 8:57:00 PM)

    Awesome! Unparalleled humour! (Report)Reply

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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (6/30/2019 4:30:00 PM)

    One of the best poems by Jack Prelutsky....... (Report)Reply

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  • Savita Tyagi (6/30/2019 9:26:00 AM)

    Good one. Congratulations! (Report)Reply

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  • Anil Kumar Panda (6/30/2019 9:02:00 AM)

    Such a sweet poem. Enjoyed reading. Let me know what you did with the egg. Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • Malabika Ray Choudhury (6/30/2019 7:55:00 AM)

    Lovely poem about Chickens and You! Congratulations on being chosen modern poem of the day! Modern indeed! (Report)Reply

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  • Sylvia Frances Chan (6/30/2019 4:58:00 AM)

    .............there were chickens, chickens, chickens
    for as far as I could see...
    when I woke today, I noticed
    there were eggs on top of me..WOW! Truly much humor and a true enjoyable read. CONGRATULATIONS being chosen as The Modern Poem Of The Day, Jack! Soon I will be traveling to SEATTLE again, love to meet you!
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  • Mahtab Bangalee (6/30/2019 3:30:00 AM)

    last night's dream
    today's true presentation

    last night's egg
    today's chicken

    last night's seed
    today's tree

    last night's imaginative words
    today's poetry
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  • (6/30/2019 3:21:00 AM)

    So many, many chickens in a dream and real eggs..cannot be. (Report)Reply

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  • Adeeb Alfateh (6/30/2019 12:24:00 AM)

    Last night they were active
    in my sleeping brain!

    I woke today, I noticed
    there were eggs on top of me

    great 10++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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  • (3/7/2019 3:12:00 PM)

    i do not like homework its something that i do when i'm bored. (Report)Reply

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  • Drtony Brahmin (1/30/2019 9:24:00 AM)

    they were standing on my stomach,
    they were nesting in my hair,
    they were pecking at my pillow, .. dreamin of chickens.. thank u. dear poet.. tony
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  • (11/27/2018 11:11:00 AM)

    Wow cool dude (Report)Reply

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  • (10/3/2018 12:44:00 PM)

    Good keep it up (Report)Reply

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  • (9/21/2018 4:38:00 AM)

    this is real. he needs some milk (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 20, 2003



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